NADP continues to represent the dental benefits industry to stakeholders and the media.


Oral Health System Pandemic Response WorkGroup

NADP, Executive Director Eme Augustini participated in continued
meetings of the Oral Health System Pandemic Response Workgroup organized
by DentaQuest. Through her participation, NADP is part of the
conversation regarding how to create economic and point-of-access
stability in the oral health care system, and to begin to envision what
the post-pandemic oral healthcare system will look like. At recent
meetings, key oral health system stakeholders have discussed:

  • the inequities in our health care system and how COVID-19 has exacerbated these inequities,
  • ideas for communicating OSAP’s document: Best Practices for Infection Control in Dental Settings across all 50 states, and
  • the development of a public messaging campaign about patient safety and importance of oral health to maintaining overall health.

The group
includes representatives from the American Dental Association, American
Dental Hygienists Association, Association of Dental Support
Organizations, Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors,
Association of State and Territorial Health Officers, Delta Dental of
Washington and Arcora Foundation, Dental Trade Alliance, DentaQuest
Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, Henry Schein, Hispanic Dental
Association, National Association of Dental Plans, Community Health
Centers, National Dental Association, National Dental Hygienists
Association, National Rural Health Association, Oral Health Coordinating
Committee and U.S. Public Health Service, Oral Health Progress and
Equity Network, and Santa Fe Group.


NADP SmartBrief

SmartBrief weekly e-newsletter celebrated its 10-year anniversary June
17. The NADP SmartBrief gathers top industry news from leading media
outlets for multiple stakeholder audiences comprising a subscriber list
exceeding 2,700 contacts.


AIA Press Release – The
NADP press release, “NADP Members Advocate for Consumer Access to
Dental Coverage     in Public and Private Markets via Virtual
Congressional Visits” appeared in numerous media outlets including the
Washington Post, USA Today, MarketWatch plus AP and Reuters wire

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